Originally Posted by John8204
He's only been in the division for 2 years, waiting a year won't hurt him. It will only help him establish himself more and gain fans.
Melendez, Henderson, Thomson, and Miller are all ranked ahead of Maynard he has fights at LW.
He is still considered the number one contender. Gil has a fight lined up, but I could see him or TJ getting the shot against Pettis. (If/when Gilbert beats Sanchez) I don't think Pettis vs. Aldo should happen yet. Let Pettis get some defenses under his belt. He has only won his last 4 fights, one being an ehh split decision win over Jeremy Stephens. How long will Pettis' injury put him out for though?